90% of the time I don't need an 8'
bed. But those times that I do it's
great. The only problem I've had was
about every 20th start I would get
smoke out of the exhaust. Dealer found
a SB that addressed the problem,
replaced the PCV valve and BAAM, no
more problem. In spite of what some
reviews say about the "pain" of
changing from SUV to 8' bed, it really
is easy and doesn't take much time at
The ride is not truck like. The rear
bumber step to get up in the bed. The
side compartments on the bed for
massive gear storage. Plenty of room
for a 13" TV in between the front
seats to keep the kids entertained on
those long trips.
If possible, make the mid-gate like
the old station wagon rear with an
electric rear window. Then it would be
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